Glenwood Canyon reopens both directions Wednesday after 24-vehicle pileup |

Glenwood Canyon reopens both directions Wednesday after 24-vehicle pileup

Glenwood Springs Post Independent staff reports
The usual parade of semis and other Interstate 70 traffic makes its way over the Grand Avenue Bridge into downtown Glenwood Springs Wednesday afternoon following an eastbound I-70 closure in Glenwood Canyon due to a multi-vehicle pileup.
John Stroud/Post Independent

Both directions of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon reopened just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after a pileup of 24 vehicles — 17 passenger and seven semitrucks, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The pileup was in eastbound traffic near mile marker 120, according to Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler. Westbound was closed to enable access for emergency vehicles.

At least 15 passenger vehicles and three semis were disabled. Four injuries were in early reports.

Eastbound was closed for nearly three hours.

This a developing story and will be updated.

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